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Episode 9: The Indelible Past

 

Review by Chris Guanche

January 15, 2009

 

Summary

 

Setsuna apologizes for being discovered, but Tieria says he's found the enemy they have to destroy. Just then, Ali appears in the Arche Gundam and unleashes his fangs. As the fangs dart around, Tieria notices that they're not the same as before. The Seravee Gundam is hit, and Ali rushes in with his sword, but Setsuna blocks with the 00 Gundam's sword. Setsuna notes that Ali was alive all this time, and Ali says that thanks to them, half his body was burnt up, so he wants them to pay for his regeneration treatment with their lives. Under the ocean, Feldt reports to Sumeragi that Setsuna and Tieria are in combat, so she tells Mileina to put Lockon and Allelujah on standby. Tieria says that Ali killed Neil and opens fire, but Ali cuts into his cannons. Extra hands from the Seravee Gundam appear and grab onto the Arche Gundam, and Ali says Neil got what he deserved for fighting with one eye. Tieria tries to attack with a beam saber on a hidden arm, but Ali dodges and cuts it off. Setsuna then rushes in, and Tieria tries to attack with a beam saber, but the Arche Gundam blocks with a leg saber. Ali then unleashes more fangs and damages the Seravee Gundam. Before Ali can do more, the Arios Gundam and Cherudim Gundam arrive, forcing him to retreat. Allelujah stops Tieria from flying away, and Lockon hears Tieria say they have to avenge Neil. Back at the mansion, Ribbons tells Regene that because of him the party was for nothing, but Regene tells Ribbons he was the one who angered Tieria. Ribbons says he wants Celestial Being to oppose them, and Hiling says the more active they are, the further support for A-LAWS will rise. Regene then mentions the Twin Drive System and wonders if it's something Celestial Being made themselves, or if it's another part of Aeolia's legacy like Trans-Am. Ribbons says it doesn't matter because that kind of performance is inferior to the Gadessa, which Revive will prove in the next battle. Wang gets a report that the Meisters escaped, and she believes opposing the Innovators will accelerate reform. On a transport plane, Andrei asks Louise how she is. He tells her that once they get back to their unit, they'll be pursuing the Gundams. Andrei thinks about her record and sees that she's entered the battlefield just for revenge. Sumeragi tells Lasse that they're heading back to space so they can pickup Gundam support units at Lagrange 3. Setsuna tells Saji about his encounter with Louise, and Lockon walks in after Tieria. He asks about Tieria said earlier, and Tieria explains that Ali killed Neil. Elsewhere, Rindt tells Kati that he's extrapolated Celestial Being's location based on where they lost track of the Gundams, and he has six Trilobites ready to attack. Kati asks about air cover, and Rindt says he has two mobile suit squads. Revive disagrees and says that since the Ptolemaios 2 could break into the atmosphere, it could also do the opposite. Kati agrees, and Revive suggests working with a squad in geosyncrhonous orbit. Rindt asks Revive if he's trying to insult a superior officer, but Revive points out that he has a license. Tieria tells Lockon the whole story, and he laughs, saying he wasn't able to obsess about his family's death as long as Neil did. Setsuna asks him if he'd give up a chance for revenge even if it was in front of him, since Setsuna was a KPSA member. Setsuna says he tried to stop one of his child comrades, who went to a mall in Ireland and committed a suicide bombing that killed the Dylandy family. Setsuna blames himself for not stopping things, but Lockon says it would've happened anyway. Besides, he says their goal is to fight for the future, not the past. Tieria wonders if opposing the Innovators will lead to the future.

 

Graham visits Billy and sees he's developing a new mobile suit. Billy mentions the Mr. Bushido name, and Graham explains that it's something everyone else came up with and he finds annoying. Billy asks Graham what he wants, and Graham says he wants a new mobile suit with the strongest speed and sword. Billy agrees on the condition that Graham bring down Celestial Being, and Graham says that's all he lives for. Billy notices the time and asks Graham if he's supposed to be part of the upcoming attack, but Graham answers that he has no interest in fleet battles. The A-LAWS mobile suits launch, including Revive's Gadessa, and Andrei wonders how much money A-LAWS has. Setsuna asks Tieria about what he was going to say before Ali attacked. Tieria thinks about what he heard, but just then a battle alert sounds. The Trilobite squad moves to surround the ship, and the Ptolemaios 2 begins to surface. The Trilobites fire torpedoes, and Sumeragi tells Allelujah, Lockon and Tieria to activate Trans-Am. Using the extra power, the ship breaks out of the ocean and flies through the sky at high speed. The A-LAWS forces give chase, but they can't catch up, and Patrick is hit by the ship's rear fire. As the ship climbs out of the atmosphere, Revive fires his GN mega launcher, which hits the ship and knocks it off course. The ship continues to escape the atmosphere, but Sumeragi notices that their elevation angle has changed. With the first stage complete, Kati says the rest will be up to Li's fleet. As soon as the Ptolemaios 2 reaches space, it comes under attack from a Baikal and several mobile suits. Li's cruiser opens fire, and two GN-XIIIs are destroyed by the 00 Gundam. Li realizes that it must've launched during the atmospheric escape. Setsuna opens fire and destroys the Baikal, killing Li. The A-LAWS forces fall back, and Feldt reports that a message came in from them. Feldt reads the message from Kati, which congratulates the tactics of Leesa Kujo. Sumeragi thinks about Kati, who she and Billy attended college with. She's surprised that Kati is in A-LAWS and says she can't escape from her indelible past. At A-LAWS headquarters, Homer is informed that Li was killed. He doesn't want anymore causalities, so he figures all that's left is to rely on the Innovators. In space, Ian and his wife Linda take a look at the 0 Raiser support fighter, which he says will make the 00 Gundam unbeatable.

 

Commentary

 

We open up with a continuation of the cliffhanger, and Ali seems to very easily take on both Setsuna and Tieria. The Seravee Gundam reveals several hidden arms like Zeta Gundam's The-O, but here they aren't of much help to Tieria. It's interesting that even four years later, he still feels a lot of anger about Neil's death and almost lets it blind him while fighting Ali. At the same time, Lyle learns the circumstances of how his brother died, and Setsuna reveals that a boy he failed to stop was the suicide bomber who killed the Dylandys. Tieria is about to tell Setsuna about the Innovators, but he gets interrupted by the battle. Given how much of a jerk he is, it's nice to see Rindt get dressed down by Revive and his successful battle strategy. It's become a tradition in Gundam that the escaping ship is usually knocked off course while going to Earth, but this time the opposite happens. Also, Graham meets with Billy and finally addresses the origin of his ridiculous nickname, Mr. Bushido. After the events of this episode's battle Sumeragi finally discovers that her opponent is Kati, who she went to college with and was part of that friendly fire incident years before. Finally, with the unveiling of the 0 Raiser, the bugs present in the 00 Gundam should be worked out.

 

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